Lily Allen posts crying-with-laughter emoji at meme suggesting Princess Diana is furious about Prince Philip entering heaven
- Instagram account run by ‘social activist’ shared meme mocking Philip’s death
- Post used clip from Super Nanny which showed Jo Frost closing door on toddler
- It was accompanied by caption ‘Princess Diana when Philip tries to enter heaven’
- Lily Allen commented that she was ‘dead’ along with crying with laughter emoji
The meme, which has been shared by Instagram page Saint Hoax, has used a clip from Super Nanny which shows super nanny herself Jo Frost closing the door on a crying toddler.
The meme, which was shared with the account’s 2.7million followers, was captioned: ‘Princess Diana when Philip tries to enter heaven.’
Lily Allen, 35, commented on the post: ‘I’m dead at the Diana one,’ followed by a crying-with-laughter emoji.
She later called out ‘trolls and bots’ on Twitter who had hit out at her response to Prince Philip’s death.
Lily Allen has posted a crying-with-laughter emoji at a meme which suggests Princess Diana is furious about Prince Philip entering heaven just hours after the palace announced his death
The Saint Hoax post attracted criticism at those making light of Prince Philip’s death just hours after it was confirmed by Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
Britain has entered eight days of mourning ahead of Philip’s expected funeral next Saturday, after The Queen announced with ‘deep sorrow’ the death of her husband at the age of 99.
The duke was the Queen’s ‘strength and guide’ throughout their 73-year marriage and her 69-year reign.
Crowds of mourners who were pictured laying flowers and tributes at palaces became so large they were told to disperse because of Covid.
This evening, Ms Allen commented on Twitter: ‘Oh, Prince Philip has died,’ before responding to critics of her post by writing: ‘lot of trolls and bots out tonight.
‘#RIP Prince Phillip you would have loved late stage surveillance capitalism.’
Meanwhile, the post from Saint Hoax, a pseudonymous artist who is described as a social-political activist, has received more than 3,500 comments in the six hours since it has been shared.
Despite Lily Allen’s reaction, not all commenters were as amused with many calling out the post for being distasteful.
Some called out Ms Allen’s comment with one writing: ‘Do you really think this is appropriate? Have some respect.’
Others called out the post itself with one user writing: ‘Wow. There is so much hate in these comments. Someone died. It is not funny.
‘And none of you knows the truth of what happened in the royal family. So please stop being judgemental and relax your nerves. This is quite tasteless.’
Another added: ‘Usually I have found your posts super funny and on point. But now…a man has died. His family and country will miss him.
‘I hope you understand that this is not a good way to find humour.’
A third commenter said: ‘To half the kids in the comments, how would you feel if one of your relatives died and half the internet was poking fun at their death?
‘This is clearly not okay and I’m tired of these platforms failing to draw the line between comedy, satire and plain, vile behaviour.’
Lily Allen’s representatives have been contacted by MailOnline.